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Forum: HDTV Technical   02-07-2013, 09:15 AM
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Quote:Originally Posted by mikepier http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-06-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 697
Posted By dkap
I hooked up a Zenith HDV420 (component output)...

I hooked up a Zenith HDV420 (component output) and am getting the bulk of the expected OTA high-def channels now, despite using just the initial youtube coat hanger antenna. A bit more experimenting...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-29-2013, 09:38 AM
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Views: 697
Posted By dkap
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Forum: HDTV Technical   01-28-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 697
Posted By dkap
I don't know what those VHF Lo channels are, so...

I don't know what those VHF Lo channels are, so I probably don't need that coverage. I would definitely want both UHF and VHF Hi, though.

When you say the M4 is a good choice, I guess you're...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-28-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By dkap
holl_ands, wow, that's a lot to digest (and...

holl_ands, wow, that's a lot to digest (and translate!). Here's what tvfool.com shows for my location:

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3D1ddab19b3c6bad

That seems to...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-28-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 697
Posted By dkap
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by jjeff http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1454876/how-best-to-get-ota-hd-channels-on-hd-ready-toshiba-57h81#post_22891250)

Sure...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-28-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 697
Posted By dkap
That's a good start, thanks. Regarding component...

That's a good start, thanks. Regarding component outputs (called ColorStream by Toshiba, I believe), can't I use something with coax cable output? The TV has two antennae inputs that can be switched...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-28-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 697
Posted By dkap
I recently inherited a friend's HD-Ready Toshiba...

I recently inherited a friend's HD-Ready Toshiba 57H81 (57" rear projection, ~10 yrs old but unused for most of the last 5 yrs) TV. I watch very little TV and have only Comcast's basic cable with no...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-11-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,131
Posted By dkap
I assume you're referring to: Quote:If you are...

I assume you're referring to:
Quote:If you are currently using Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP, you qualify for a $40 upgrade to Windows 8 Pro. [snip] And note that you do not have to use...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-11-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,131
Posted By dkap
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by olyteddy http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1444041/htpc-operating-system-recommendations#post_22677015)

YMMV, but Windows...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-07-2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,131
Posted By dkap
Reading through more of the first page of the...

Reading through more of the first page of the ubuntuforums.org thread, I don't think that's going to work. Already I see references to outdated or non-applicable info, such as the "sudo service...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-07-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,131
Posted By dkap
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Quote:Originally Posted by flocko http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1444041/htpc-operating-system-recommendations#post_22676775)

Did not realize you were...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-07-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,131
Posted By dkap
I should add, the NVidia card is needed because...

I should add, the NVidia card is needed because the on-board graphics (or Linux, not sure which) won't support a low enough resolution for the projector currently in use. I wasted a week or two...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-07-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,131
Posted By dkap
That looks like a nice site ... assuming it...

That looks like a nice site ... assuming it covers the info you're searching for.
Quote:Completely agree with the outdated comment and I searched for a long time before I found a reliable source....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-07-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,131
Posted By dkap
I agree, there's a ton of information out there...

I agree, there's a ton of information out there for Linux Ubuntu/Mint. The problem is, most of it is outdated or incorrect, and as I've found out the hard way, following outdated Linux guides can...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-07-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,131
Posted By dkap
I started out my recent HTPC build with Linux...

I started out my recent HTPC build with Linux Ubuntu, but ran into problems with partitioning and had better luck with Linux Mint. After much trial and error, I had Mint mostly working the way I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-23-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,610
Posted By dkap
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Quote:Originally Posted by Mfusick http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1432392/thinking-about-building-a-htpc/90#post_22617216)

It's probably easier to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-22-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,610
Posted By dkap
In hindsight, limiting the motherboard options...

In hindsight, limiting the motherboard options to those with Intel on-board graphics may have been unnecessary. It appears I need to go with a separate video card, anyway.

Problem #1: The Sony...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-19-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By dkap
Problem diagnosed: ...

Problem diagnosed:

http://www.curtpalme.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=32629

Now to solve it...

Dan
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   11-18-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,224
Posted By dkap
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by waterhead http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1439726/cant-get-digital-audio-spdif-in-anything-but-stereo#post_22602205)

So it...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-18-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By dkap
I'm not sure what changed, but I can also get a...

I'm not sure what changed, but I can also get a picture on the projector in the default 1024x768 now. However, it's three pictures, unlike the two pictures at 640x480. (The other settings such as...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   11-18-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,224
Posted By dkap
Success! I couldn't find the how-to from earlier...

Success! I couldn't find the how-to from earlier that you were thinking of, but I saw the references in the first link I posted to installing pavucontrol for PulseAudio volume control (new...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   11-18-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,224
Posted By dkap
Yeah, that method works, too. Now to figure out...

Yeah, that method works, too. Now to figure out which of the guides covered how to change the default audio... http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif I'll work on that when I get back in...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   11-18-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,224
Posted By dkap
Phew, I got a working wireless signal again ......

Phew, I got a working wireless signal again ... makes following instructions and reporting back much easier!
Code:
aplay -D iec958:CARD=PCH,DEV=0 ~/Music/Prelude.wavPlaying WAVE...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   11-17-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,224
Posted By dkap
I don't know if it's a step forward or a step...

I don't know if it's a step forward or a step sideways, but I noticed in VLC's audio configuration that selecting Also brings up an option to enable SPDIF output when available, plus a list of...
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